|n.||1.||One who solicits.|
|2.||(Law) An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; - formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.|
|Noun||1.||solicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes|
|2.||solicitor - a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents|
SOLICITOR. A person whose business is to be employed in the care and
management of suits depending in courts of chancery.
2. A solicitor, like an attorney, (q.v.) will be required to act with perfect good faith towards his clients. He must conform to the authority given him. It is said that to institute a suit he must have a special authority, although a general authority will be sufficient to defend one. The want of a written authority, may subject him to the expenses incurred in a suit. 3 Mer. R. 12; Hov, Fr. ch. 2, p. 28 to 61. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 102; 19 Vin. Ab. 482; 7 Com. ]big. 357; 8 Com. Dig. 985; 2 Chit. Pr. 2. See Attorney at law; Counsellor at law; Proctor.